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International Co-operative Education
There are opportunities for co-operative education students to participate in programs at Universities abroad. Eligibility, criteria and procedures are determined by faculties. Student inquiries should be directed to the appropriate faculty member.
Co-op Japan Program
The Co-op Japan Program is a national, multi-university program established in 1991 under the auspices of the Federal Government Pacific 2000 Japan Science and Technology Fund.
The goal of the program is to develop a pool of young Canadian engineers and scientists with hands-on experience in Japanese industrial engineering and research practices. By enabling university students to develop an understanding and appreciation of Japanese industry and by providing Japanese companies with the opportunity to take advantage of highly skilled and motivated students, the Co-op Japan Program encourages long term opportunities for scientific and industrial exchange between Canada and Japan.
- Open to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students currently enrolled, full-time in engineering, science, or computer science programs
- Minimum academic performance B+ or 75% average
- Minimum 8 months prior related work experience
- Time commitment: 8-12 months
- Minimum age: 19 years
- Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada
- English language fluency
Application and Employment procedures
- Employment period, including language training, will normally be 8-12 months in duration.
- First 4 weeks will be a mandatory intensive language and culture preparation program. A student fee is levied for this program.
- Following completion of the language and culture program, the students will go directly to Japan.
- Students are housed by the receiving company and receive a living allowance and local commuting expenses.
- Student information packages are available from the Co-op Japan Program office in Needles Hall, Room 1079.
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